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Coral Reef 3D Screensaver Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — Coral Reef 3D Screensaver

View an animated underwater scene on your desktop screensaver.
$18.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 398 (39%) 630 (61%) 70 comments

Coral Reef 3D Screensaver was available as a giveaway on October 19, 2008!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$19.99
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You are a sea explorer searching for unknown mystery hidden in the blue depth. In the distance you see a mysterious ancient sunken ship. Once it furrowed the seas and now it is in profound sleep dreaming of waves and sails spread to the wind.

System Requirements:

Windows 95/98/ME/2000/XP/Vista; P-II 500 Mhz or equivalent processor; 64 MB RAM; 16 MB Direct3D 8.0 compatible hardware accelerated video card; DirectX 8.0 or higher

Publisher:

3Planesoft

Homepage:

http://www.3planesoft.com/fish-screensavers/coral-reef-3d-screensaver/?utm_source=coral-reef&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=giveawayoftheday

File Size:

13 MB

Price:

$18.95

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#70

I have viewed this screen saver for several days now and compared it to other fish / ocean type styles. This is just the best that I have seen.

Too many other screen savers, free or not, of any type contain spyware so be warned before you download.

Running XP SP2 2.8 gig 1.5 gig ram with 9.0c video card 256 meg with a 22 inch Samsung. What can I say but absolutely beautiful screen saver. This is relaxation for me to watch the never ending activity.

I believe that no one can fully evaluate a developer's hard work in a day or two. Again, this is entertainment for me and relaxation - just beautiful.

This development team is at the top of my list to consider for purchasing screen savers.

I would like to see an added feature with a manager where I could select and load any screen saver including M$ OEM's.

Thanks 3DPlanesoft and GAoTD for another fine offering.

Ken

Reply   |   Comment by Ken  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#69

Waste of time. What's up with a "free program" that has a large banner across the aquarium and it looks so fake anyhow with just a bunch of bubbly noise. Thumbs down on this one. Deleted this within a half hour after of installation.

Reply   |   Comment by snafuguru  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#68

To all the people saying that the 3Planesoft screensaver manager installs other adware, no, it doesn't, period. As with other screensaver managers, you could characterize the manager itself as adware, because it advertises their other screensavers, but it doesn't hook into anything. Emsi Software (a-squared, etc.) is crap.

In some respects even worse than what Astro Gemini does, this 3Planesoft screensaver and some others (but not all of them) uses shortcuts which open the Windows screensaver manager and sets this to be the default, even if you don't use the 3Planesoft screensaver manager. It also calls another executable; I haven't tested to see what impact that might have on Windows power management.

Regarding my comment #6, it was clearly referring to a comment which cleared moderation but was later deleted. I notice I get a lot of thumbs-down when moderation delays or changes make it look like my comments are mean-spirited. This isn't a forum, I have no control over when comments get posted, deleted, etc., which is why I always use both the numbers and names of the comments I'm referring to. I generally don't post a follow-up to clarify things, because of the moderation delays, insertions, and deletions, and because this isn't a forum.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#67

Installed and registered without probs here.
As far as I'm concerned, 3Planesoft makes much better and nicer screen savers than Astro Gemini, though they are somewhat similar. So let's get some more of them :)

Btw, if you look at the other screen savers in the manager, you will find that "The One Ring" (the last one) is free to download/add :)

Reply   |   Comment by Syrinx  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#66

Its an okay screen saver

Reply   |   Comment by Rocky  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#65

Installed fine on my Vista 32 Home Premium. Ran overnight to find the screensaver frozen and had ton use ctrl-alt-delete to gain access back. Uninstalled and using Vista's default screensaver with no overhead on memory either!

Reply   |   Comment by Ash  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#64

Nice screensaver! :) Really good graphics! I think probably any reports of something suspicious in the file are simply due to the manager part of it, as it has a kinda "ad"(if ya wanna think of it that way) so you can download all the other savers they offer, within the manager.

ZoneAlarm and Windows One Care did NOT find anything wrong with this file!
Thank you GOTD & 3planesoft!

Reply   |   Comment by Skye-hook  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#63

I love screensavers,Thanks GOTD

Reply   |   Comment by Clayton  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#62

Stupid people depress me.

Reply   |   Comment by MO  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#61

For Windows Vista users, if you have UAC enabled, you must right-click on the ACTIVATE.EXE file and select RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR because it makes changes to the registry. For those who don't do that, it appears that it is fine but then is why you get the "unregistered" version.

This is the same thing that needs to happen for ALL GOTD givaways.

Reply   |   Comment by accessbob  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#60

First off, I have never been a Big fan of screensavers....well except for the one that's called blank screen.
After seeing this one I decided to install it to check it out.
Install went smoothly on my XP-Pro;SP3;OS, No Problems.
Also downloaded the freebies from 3Planesoft's website as mentioned in post #19 above.
It looks great, the sounds are soothing, there are a couple of setting controls which I really liked to see but as mentioned....there is no control of the activity that is displayed on the screen itself such as how many fish or which kind are shown but all and all I may be keeping this one instead of the blank screen which I have come accustomed to over the years.
It all depends on how things go when my schedualed tasks run during the week while the screensaver is in use.

Thanks GAOTD and 3Planesoft.

Reply   |   Comment by BCV  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#59

I love 3plansoft's screensavers. Put up more if you can, I love them!

Reply   |   Comment by Stephanie Kahl  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#58

Well, I don't know what is going on, I installed in on my Vista machine and it doesn't show up in the screensaver settings. So I click the icon and it says F1 for help--doesn't work and F for FPS whatever that is. M for mute works and I wasn't interested in a screenshot. So where is the setup? I found the log file, and scrolled down and found the registration. I changed 0 to 1 and typed in GIVEAWAYOFTHEDAY in user and password. based on what someone said that it registered on Giveawayoftheday but I don't know about all caps etc. I don't know if I am registered or not, how can you tell. Maybe have to watch it longer than I have. Music, though I turned it down is still to loud above the other sounds, just like the movies. It is pretty but I am aggravated that I am unable to get back into the settings to change volume etc.

Reply   |   Comment by Candy  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#57

Not usually a fan of screensavers, but that is just perty! Nice work.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#56

I have Vista 64 and it wont register. I have tried 3 times now. I really like this one and wish I could get it to work. Can G. O . D. please give a valid code for 64 bit systems in the future. This seems to be an ongoing problem with the Activate.exe registration methods

Reply   |   Comment by Scott  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#55

Well, I wish it had more options, but other than that, it's pretty good.

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Reply   |   Comment by Webmaster is gone 'cause of violet  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#54

Nice screensaver, better than Windows screensaver. Easy to install, looks good. Best of all, it's free!

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#53

I do so get sick of people saying 'Screensavers are useless' or 'We don't like screensavers, don't offer any more!'. I, for one, love screensavers and so do my grandchildren, I collect them as well and now have over a hundred (both free and one's I've paid for) that I can switch and switch about. This saver is worth the time it took to download it on dial-up, the scenery is lovely, the fish are beautiful and even the music is very nice and tranquil. For me it's very much a keeper and I hope the 3planesoft and GAOTD will be kind enough to offer more as I will not be able to afford to buy all their savers and I would like to have more. And as for all you whiners and complainers, go whine and complain to someone who cares what you think.

Reply   |   Comment by NannySamdi  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#52

Hmm, a little bit suspicius: activatet and work fine on to computers 1000 MHZ and 1500MHZ both win xp sp3, but I did take the online scan from 20 different antivirus(online malware scan) and in 5 they did find the file infected (setup file), try it by your self: http://virusscan.jotti.org/
The program is good, nice grafic, tomorrow i wil try with my own antivirus and see if its find something, I did try before to get my pc infected from a screensaver, but right now I dont know what to believe.
Thanks for good comments, GAOTD, 3planesoft, and I hope the infection is only a mistake from those antivirus programs:)

Reply   |   Comment by Peter  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#51

I am also having the registration problem. I ran "Activate" before installing and it said it activated. Then I installed the screensaver.
When the settings screen came up, it said unregistered. I ran the screensaver and after a few minutes, got a nag screen about purchasing the screensaver.

Thank you for any help

Reply   |   Comment by Snowfire  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#50

#10, 23 & all. Try clicking on "activate" again in the CoralReef folder to register it.

Reply   |   Comment by Mich  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#49

The fish swimming behind the ship would be massive.

Reply   |   Comment by gentle_dissident  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#48

I usually stay away from screen savers as I've heard that a lot of them come with little secrets...spyware, trojans, viruses, worms, etc.
How do we tell if these things are in a program like this? I wouldn't mind having a fish tank on my screen once in awhile, but fear of those unwanted little goodies generally keeps me away from screensavers.

Reply   |   Comment by MrRoadRage.com  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

This is what a-squared (previous GOTD) has to say about the bundled screensaver manager:

http://www.emsisoft.com/en/malware/?Adware.Win32.3Planesoft+Screensaver+Manager+1.0

Reply   |   Comment by G  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#46

Very beautiful screensaver with nice quality artwork. Who cares whether or not it's a perfect replica of a coral reef? It's a screensaver, not an educational tool. Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by jenjen  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

I really like 3Dplanesoft screen savers and are beautiful on my 22 inch Samsung, and especially the Ancient Castle 3D.

Some screen savers just do not produce the quality like these. So it's just a fixed screen with moving fish - still just beautiful.

Thankyou GAoTD and 3Dplanesoft for another nice offer.

Ken

Reply   |   Comment by Ken  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

as noted by Cheryl - why do i have to register when it's supposed to be free? can you send me the registration code?

Reply   |   Comment by rick  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

It's a beautiful screen saver but then all of 3Planesoft's screen savers are so I'm surprised that it's so static.
I'll use it once in a while but I'll stick to my "Water Mill" or "Ancient Castle" or others from them I own.
Thank you GAOTD anyway :-)

Don

Reply   |   Comment by Don Bernstein  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

The saver's nice enough -- some of the artwork's really well done, and the music is pleasant. However, it's a little unrealistic because the watery highlights and reflections are pretty much everywhere instead of just where the light hits. Also, some fish seem to be in bright sunlight even though the light isn't hitting them, but it doesn't happen very often.

I did skip the screensaver manager given some of the earlier comments (thanks, guys). I'd rate it a 7 out of 10 overall.

Reply   |   Comment by Dan  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

Good *energy Waster*...

Perhaps they should change the name for programs like this.

Incidently the new Internet Explorer reports this as risky download for reason?

Reply   |   Comment by Lenny_B  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

I tried registering it to giveawayoftheday, but it still wanted a registration number. This isn't the first I've had to delete from them. I'm one of the few who likes a screensaver, and finally have the memory. Please find some that work on Vista Home Premium (Ugh). thanks for the try.

Reply   |   Comment by JR  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

#16 AnAceBuyer. Only a-squared finds a problem with 3planesoft and it is my experience that a-squared finds fault with too many legitimate programs. A-squared was a Giveawayoftheday a while back and I tried it out, but ended up uninstalling it because it was too unreliable. I also recalled at that time, that I had tried a-squared several years ago and had ended up uninstalling it then, too. Apparently, it has not improved over the years.

As for today's screensaver, I like it and I like 3planesoft. I have been using the manager for some time and like it. I have the manager randomly rotate the screensavers among the 3planesoft ones I have. It works well with my ScreenSaverSwitchPlus which allows me to temporarily disable the screensaver, if necessary.

Reply   |   Comment by Jahala  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#38

Its a nice screensaver. You know you have to click on Activate about twice to actually get it registered, at least two or three times I think.

Reply   |   Comment by Diane  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#37

Comment for Greg (No. 21)

I thank you for taking the time to help all of us who are needing to register this screensaver. But could you try to dumb it down a bit and explain it again to those of us who didn’t understand? Tell me like I’m a nine year old. Thanks again for the post though.

Reply   |   Comment by Keith  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#36

WTF? What does a screensaver do on this site? I would never pay anything for a f***ing screensaver.

Reply   |   Comment by Seppo  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#35

3Planesoft screensaver!!! I love these screensavers. After seeing one on this site I went and BOUGHT several more. Yes, I actually buy software I like. But who would buy a screensaver?!? Well I normally would not, but such is the quality of the ones these guys put out I felt it was well deserved. Much better then the other screensavers that have been offered here by other companies.

Now that I have praised 3Plane soft, lets look at the screen saver. This one is nice, peaceful, colorful, and high quality. They employ some very talented 3d artists the detail and quality of the animation is beautiful. They also have some decent musicians (for a screen saver) However in my opinion it is not one of their best. but mostly because the scene is static. I believe that this is probably because it started life as the coral clock screen saver (http://www.3planesoft.com/fish-screensavers/coral-clock-3d-screensaver/) and then the took the clock out and put the ship in. (It use to be, not sure if it is true any longer, that the 2 related screensavers were sold as a bundle. You buy one you get the other free.)

Still this is a really decent screensaver. A good introduction to the company. The screensaver manager is not that intrusive. It is a convenient way to see what else they offer and have a chance to try it out. It is actually useful if you have several of their screensavers, and in such I would suggest keeping it installed.

If you like this one check out the other, or pretty much any of the screensavers on their site. It is 3Plane soft screen savers that got me hooked on this site.

They work great on Vista 32bit and 64bit. I can't comment on trying to activate them with the Giveaway of the Day software on 64bit Vista, I have my purchased ones on that computer. (And people at work keep commenting on them!) Any problems activating is not likely to be an issue with 3Planesoft, but GiveAway.

Reply   |   Comment by Couscous  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#34

Nice screensaver, does not seem to take up much memory. I don't take kindly to many screensavers, but this one is relaxing (with music off). I too, did not install screen manager, finding I have one already.
Only issue I have, is having to watch it load everytime,prior to launch, but still enjoyable.

I want to thank GOTD for this site, and the game site as well.
Here's to a grand, and popular, future for GOTD team!

Reply   |   Comment by Macromale  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#33

That is totally awesome. My grandson is going to love it. No problem downloading and installing on Vista. Worked like a charm and I'm no computer person.
Thanks for all the great free down loads.

Reply   |   Comment by Ruth Birnbaum  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#32

I was dreaming of this a few hours ago. When I woke up I had pissed the bed. I should have designed it. Maybe the software was designed and written by my old mate pissy pants!!

Reply   |   Comment by robbie  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#31

Thank you GOTD and Planesoft. Nice Screensaver. Downloaded, Read Readme file. Clicked Activate, Got the activated pop up saying it was activated. Runs flawlessly on my Win xp pro machine. Click settings and says registered to Giveaway of the Day. Simple.
Thanks again.

Reply   |   Comment by Jean  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#30

Looks nice but it pops up an "unregistered version" message even though I've gone through the activation process. Guess I'll be dumping it. I enjoy the screensaver, it's nicely done. But don't want to deal with the unregistered message.

Reply   |   Comment by mariedees  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#29

It's not better then Dream Aquarium, but it's definitely a change of scenery. I do wish there were more options though, different fish, feeding them, etc. Thanks GAOTD for a good screensaver.

Reply   |   Comment by F8L23  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#28

Why does it say trial version press spacebar to register?????

Reply   |   Comment by spliby  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#27

The screensaver is ok. I really like the galleon in the background. The corals up from are a little too much. The fish are ok, they would be better if they were more realistic. Nice freebie.

Reply   |   Comment by Amo  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#26

Just wanted to say thanks. A very nice giveaway. I love the sounds music ok but love how the light even changes with it all!

Reply   |   Comment by susieq_soward  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

TO ALL THOSE WHO ENCOUNTERED INSTALL and/or
REGISTRATION PROBLEMS:

When installing any software (not just this one),
you really should ALWAYS read the "README.TXT" file and follow its instructions
before doing anything..
In this case, it explicitly states to run
"Activate.exe" FIRST and then the "Setup.exe" program.

It clearly states: "Unzip the package you've
downloaded and run the activation program Activate.exe which is included in the
package, then run Setup.exe to install the software. You have to install it
before the Giveaway offer for the software is over.
"

Reply   |   Comment by veliko  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#24

Download and installation was a breeze. The problem with this screensaver is that it is boring, boring, boring! The scene is completely static, only the fish move through the scene. Plant life is immobile. The sunken ship in the background overpowers the picture. Your point-of-view never changes. I am pleased to report "Uninstall" works quickly and easily. I had the whole thing up and running for less than 10 minutes, that's how uninteresting this offering is. Thanks anyway, appreciate the effort, but this is not the sort of thing we look forward to seeing on the Giveaway site.

Reply   |   Comment by briar  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#23

ME TOO it says I need a code to register it.
I followed instructions and its still only trial whats up Where do I find the code it says I have to pay for it unless I register??? Help Thanks Cheryl

Reply   |   Comment by Cheryl  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#22

I found the screen saver very colorful and interesting. It downloaded easily and activated without any problems. I would suggest it to anyone who want a fish tank on their computer screen.

Reply   |   Comment by Dan  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

Help for Dan Comment no. 3 maybe
I found I could not get a proper activation on My vista 64bit
But it installed properly and activated on a XP 32 bit machine of mine
So what I did was find the entry on the XP 32 bit system under
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\3Planesoft\Coral Reef 3D Screensaver
export that branch and then merge that registry entry on my Vista 64 bit
the Screensaver then showed as registered in the settings

Hopefull you understand my method it worked for me

Reply   |   Comment by Greg  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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